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If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, you may be experiencing symptoms of gum disease. However, not every person who’s experiencing swollen gums will have gum disease. It’s crucial to visit your dentist to determine if you’re suffering from symptoms of gingivitis, although these symptoms often involve bleeding …

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Dental veneers are thin shells that are placed over your natural teeth to create a more even, brighter, and healthy-looking smile. Although veneers are made of porcelain and tend to be stain-resistant and strong, it’s still important to take the best possible care of your dental veneers. By getting regular …

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Do you ever wake up with headaches or a tender jaw? You could be suffering from symptoms of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Bruxism occurs most often at night, but can also occur during the day in times of stress or anxiety. Bruxism is also a symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder. TMJ happens …

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Are you one of the many people who put off cosmetic dentistry treatment because you’re afraid you can’t afford it? Prepare to reconsider your options! Cosmetic dentistry is much more affordable than you think. Insurance policies are covering more procedures like dental implants as they become more common. Your …

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Laser dentistry is becoming a widely used practice and is helping many patients seek dental treatment that they would have previously avoided due to dental anxiety. Not only is laser dentistry safe, but oftentimes patients need no anesthesia for its use and the benefits allow for a faster healing time and …

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When looking for alternatives to dentures, dental implants are a great option for many patients. However, they can be expensive and insurance doesn’t always cover the cost. If you’re missing all of your teeth and considering dentures or denture alternatives without getting a full set of dental implants, consider …

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You know soda’s bad for your teeth—all that sugar, the acidity, the caffeine. You’ve steered your kids to avoid it or to have it only as a special treat. So, you’ve done your job, right? Wrong! Many replacements for soda are just as bad as soda itself. Between the sugar content and the high acidity, you’ll be …

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It’s happened—you were brushing your teeth or flossing and noticed a cavity, or a small area of tooth decay in the middle or outside of your tooth. What happens after you’ve noticed decay, whether it be in a large section of your mouth or just confined to a single tooth? You have several treatment options, so …

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Although dental anxiety is very common among people, dental phobia takes dental anxiety to the extreme. People who experience dental phobia tend to avoid visiting the dentist at all costs. However, this could end up costing them their smile. Does this sound like you? There is help for people with dental phobia, …

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Your wedding day is one of the biggest and most memorable days of your life. You want to look fabulous and feel confident smiling in all of your wedding photos. Not all of us are happy with the way our smile looks, but there are ways to change that. From things you can do in your daily routine, to cosmetic …

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